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History of Power: Duke Energy's Century-Old Legacy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the world, grew out of a system of lakes and dams along the Catawba River to generate power for the Piedmont…


Oil Pump Amps Provide the Clue Marnie Needs to Stave Off Trouble

Incessant trivial alarms can drown out important warnings and cause headaches for control room operators. In this installment of Marnie Surfaceblow, our fearless heroine wades through all the noise to…


New Era for NextEra: A Utility Spotlight

Since its inception as Florida Power & Light Co. in 1925, NextEra Energy has transformed into the world’s largest utility company. The company’s history is symbolic of the growth and…


Is the World on the Brink of a Mass Extinction Event?
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It’s not unusual for species to go extinct; it happens all the time. In fact, scientists estimate that at least 99.9% of all species of plants and animals that have…


Understanding Energy Crises of the 1970s and Avoiding Problems Today

If you were alive and living in the U.S. during the 1970s, you probably remember waiting in long lines to fill your car with fuel. Yet, gasoline wasn’t the only…